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Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Cary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a great park in Cary. The trail through the park can be a little daunting - there are a lot of steps to get you up and down. The boardwalk is really nice. This is a good workout for exercise, and a nice walk/hike/climb if you enjoy being outdoors without having to venture out of town.

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Apex, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I love this hidden gem of Cary! I previously took my Girl Scout troop there for nature badges. My family enjoys going to walk and take in the best preserved natural area! Many animals and plants are abundant here! Do yourself a favor and feel like you are back in time by visiting this wonderful wooded adventure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Hemlock trees belong in the mountains. So it is quite a treat to see these beautiful trees in a park in the middle of the city. Has beautiful trails. Great place to take your dog for a walk!

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99 reviews 99 reviews
48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A definite local gem. Great hiking trails and nature programs. Feels like you're getting away from it all close to home. We usually do several loops around the mile long trail for a pretty good workout. Trails are fully shaded and it always feels a bit cooler here. Trails are very well-kept and beautiful all seasons. We use this park... More

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Indiana, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Super nature center in the Cary parks system. The staff here does a wonderful job sharing nature with youth.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I've been going to Hemlock Bluffs my entire life, it's a great place to enjoy an afternoon. Prepare to do some hiking since it is very hilly, but this is one of those places you can enjoy a good hour or two exploring around. The other nice thing about Hemlock Bluffs is that it's under the canopy of many trees,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you like easy to access trails under tall shade trees with nature all around this is your place! The trails are fully mulched, lots of gradual hills, there are a few spots with wooden benches, a few streams to see from afar, and a few decks to walk out on and view the very neat hemlock trees (that only... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This place seems hidden among everything else that is going on in Cary! I was surprised that I had never heard of it before, it was wonderful! It was a beautiful place, the trees are huge and cover you from the sun. You can walk different loops around. It was a relaxing and peaceful place to go. My husband and... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

After a long delay, I eventually discovered this local gem, close to my home.It's appealing in many ways because the forest canopy shields you from the sun during the hot summer months.Interesting to see eastern hemlock trees, rare outside mountainous areas of North Carolina.Well maintained hiking trails and informative staff and wildlife displays only enhances the visitor experience.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My husband studied Landscape Architecture in college. We both thorough enjoyed our time here. We were astounded by the age and grace of the preserve. Trails are covered with wood chips and are easily walked. There are gentle changes in latitude. Overlooks and benches are thoughtfully located. Informational signs and guides are well placed and provide answers to popular questions.... More

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